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NAOSH North American Occupation Safety and Health Week
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Results: 2107 Record(s) Found.
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06/16/2017 6:30 PM

NIOSH-OSHA Update Heat Safety App

The updated OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App calculates the heat index at outdoor worksites using a smartphone’s geolocation capabilities to pull current weather conditions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellites.

 
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Government Affairs Update

ASSE's 2017 professional development conference is breaking records before it begins, hitting all-time highs for attendance and exhibitor registration. More than 5,000 safety professionals will assemble June 19-22 in Denver, CO for safety's premier learning and networking opportunities.

 
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Joint Employment Changes at DOL May Affect Safety

On June 17, 2017, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors. The effect on OSH is unknown at this early stage.

 
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FY18: NIOSH in the crosshairs, CSB set to shutter, OSHA mostly unscathed

NIOSH in the crosshairs, CSB set to shutter, OSHA mostly unscathed

 
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05/30/2017 3:27 PM

NIOSH Finds Certain Job Factors Relate to Fair or Poor Health in U.S. Workers

Occupation, lack of paid sick leave and multiple psychosocial factors are related to workers’ own perceived low health status. That's the key finding of a new NIOSH study. “Knowing which aspects of a person’s job can lead to poor health can help public health and employee wellness professionals develop tailored workplace interventions to advance worker well-being," says lead researcher Sara Luckhaupt.​

 
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05/25/2017 3:27 PM

Impact of the Trump Administration’s Budget on Federal OSH Programs

The Trump Administration sent its Taxpayer First budget for FY 2018 to Congress. From funding levels provided in the 2017 continuing resolution (CR), OSHA would receive a surprisingly small cut; MSHA remains about the same; NIOSH is neutered with a 40% cut and the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is given enough funds to close its doors.

 
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05/24/2017 1:45 PM

OSHA Reform Blueprint

ASSE has developed an "OSHA Reform Blueprint" with ASSE's government affairs priorities and a vision for how OSHA can improve in a time of political change.

 
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05/24/2017 1:00 PM

Utility Contractors to Hold Trench Stand Down

As part of its alliance with ASSE, OSHA shares information about safety activities of its many alliance partners. Doug Kalinowski, director of OSHA’s Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, reports that National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) will hold a Trench Safety Stand Down, June 19-24, 2017.

 
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05/22/2017 5:08 PM

OSHA Suspends E-Recordkeeping Rule

OSHA has suspended the rule requiring firms to report injury and illness data electronically. The rule took effect Jan. 1, 2017, and included a July 1 submission deadline, but according to a statement on its website, the agency is not currently collecting data electronically and expects to extend the deadline.

 
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05/22/2017 1:45 PM

View From the OSH Bar: Petition to Reopen Silica Rule Unneeded

On May 3, 2017, a coalition of construction industry associations formally petitioned OSHA to begin a limited reopening of the agency’s March 25, 2016, final rule setting requirements for reduction of respirable crystalline silica in general industry, construction and maritime workplaces. Reopening the silica rulemaking does not make sense at this juncture. The standard’s validity is pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals, and a ruling is expected soon.

 
 
Results: 2107 Record(s) Found.

 
 

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